Time to throwback to Barcelona. :)
On the third day of Saloufest, since we had the day free a few of us went down to visit the city. Intro pic is OOTD taken in La Sagrada Familia in front of its famous stained glass window, current Facebook profile picture.
One of my favourite takeaway from travelling is seeing classy and beautiful architecture.
Entrance fee was €15 for students (€18 for adults) so make sure you bring your student ID! We had to queue for more than half an hour to buy the entrance ticket to visit the church and because of the crowd, our visiting time was only at 2.45pm. So meanwhile, we went to eat lunch.
Even though you can get Spanish food in the UK, nothing beats having the cuisine at its place of origin! Had authentic Spanish food in a local restaurant called Jamon y Vino. Pictures with the girls I was with that day. :)
Tapas are must haves of course! They are a Spanish cuisine comprising all sorts of food served in small portions acting as appetizers. From garlic prawns, stuffed peppers to sautéed vegetables, we ordered a wide variety of tapas to share.
Spanish food would not be complete if there is no paella. We had both the chicken paella and the seafood paella. :) After splitting the bill the whole meal was around €15 each.
Jamon y Vino
Carrer de Sardenva, 310,
08013 Barcelona, Spain
Then to La Sagrada Familia we went! Again picture cannot compare to the real thing but I do hope the pictures in some ways show the level of detail that went into the making of this building, especially the carvings around the main entrance.
A panorama picture attempting to capture the grandness of the church, from ground to ceiling.
At first, I was quite reluctant to visit the church due to the queuing and waiting because I wanted to make the most of my Barcelona trip by visiting more monuments around the city. We only had a few hours in the city and the visit to this church took half the time. It was all worth it though after entering the church imo. :) However the queuing and waiting is something to take note of if you are visiting Barcelona within a limited time span. If you want to avoid wasting time queuing and waiting make sure you buy the tickets in advance!
From the internet, found that even though Barcelona is a seaside town, no one wears slippers around the city, which is found true when I visited. Note also that if you love MANGO and Zara, according to Spanish friends it is so much cheaper buying them here instead of in the UK because it's the home of these brands. Hence it was depressing for me knowing so but couldn't go shopping because of the limited time. :C
With all the love,